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August 23, 2009

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1251071987 ) Play

This phrase originated on this globe (created sometime in the early 1500s).

It has, since, become quite popular, especially in the geek world where it’s used almost everywhere ranging from undocumented code to online mapping communities to famous webcomics.

What phrase?

(Late question is laaaaate. This will stay up for 12hrs longer!)

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Answer:

The phrase “Here be dragons” appeared on the Lenox globe to denote areas of a map that were uncharted. It’s been picked up in pop culture everywhere ranging from OpenStreetMaps to XKCD.


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